BD2P contributes to EBRD’s Transition Report 2020-21

Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners together with SELA member firms assisted with the survey of legal frameworks governing state-owned enterprises (SOE) for the report of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Our contribution on Corporate Governance challenges of SOE is featured in Chapter 2 of the Report.

Chapter 2 discusses the rationale for state ownership, the objectives of such entities and gives an analysis of state enterprises’ governance and highlights areas for improvement.

SELA team was praised for its involvement on the project as it was “both most efficient and gave most precise answers!“

The title of this year’s Transition Report – “The State Strikes Back” – reflects both the trend towards growing acceptance of state involvement and the increased expectations that are now being placed on the state.

The Report is available online and can be downloaded here.

White Book 2020 Launch

Foreign Investors Council presented the White Book 2020 to the highest Government officials and marked its 18th anniversary on 19 November 2020.

This year, numerous representatives of state bodies, embassies, and the stakeholder community could follow the ceremony via an online platform.

BD2P’s team members once again participated in drafting the relevant sections of the White Book as they are also active participants in many specialized committees of the Foreign Investors Council.

The online conference was opened with an introductory address by FIC President and Telenor CEO Mike Michel, followed by Editor-in-Chief Miroljub Labus, Head of EU Delegation in Serbia Sem Fabrizi, and Prime Minister Ana Brnabić.

The White Book is the major product by which, for more than a decade, FIC gives recommendations aimed at supporting economic growth and better living standard of Serbian citizens.

The complete publication of the White Book 2020 can be downloaded via the FIC website in both English and Serbian language.

The Latest Newsletter: Draft Law on Digital Property

On 27 November 27 2020, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Draft Law on Digital Property.

The aim of this Draft Law is to regulate, improve and develop the digital property market in Serbia, and indirectly to harmonize domestic with international regulations, including the incorporation of solutions from anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing recommendations and directives.

To read the whole newsletter please follow this link.